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Thursday, April 15, 1926 (continued)

(2) G 7240
Clearing the debris on top of mastaba G 7240 in search of pit B.

(3) G 7060
G 7060 B: Clearing radeem and fallen stones from shaft of chamber of G 7060 B to facilitate measurement. Limestone sarcophagus lies north-south in the chamber, and three limestone jar lids were found beside it. A roughly cut recess in the shaft contained sherds of dark red polished pottery with a dark core.

(4) G 7070
G 7070 B: Clearing the debris from shaft to facilitate measurement. A chamber on the south contains a limestone sarcophagus.

(5) G 7130
Clearing debris from the top of mastaba, to measure the top course of core, on west side.

(6) G 7140
Clearing the debris from the top of mastaba to measure the top course of core on west side.

(7) G 7000 X
We now proceeded to clear away the scattered inlays and strips which lay over the southwest leg of ii and eastwards.
No. 356:
(1)-(25) all of these except (25) (Y) were from (Z).
(26) was a gold frame from (Z).
(27) a flower element silvery (black) smaller than (26) and from another part of (Z).
(28)-(46) inlays mainly from (Z)
It was seen that a part of (Y) lies over the southwest leg ii, over this piece of (Y) was dust (brown wood), plaster, gesso. Cleaned up with pincers and wet brush. There were still a number of displaced inlays and strips.
No. 357: (1)-(46) and (55)-(57) the above mentioned inlays are mainly from (Z).
(47)-(54) eight hieroglyphs [GLYPHS]

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  • Classification
    Documentation-Expedition diary pages
  • Department
    Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Credit Line
    Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Display Page Dates
  • Mentioned on page
    Hetepheres I (G 7000 X)
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942

Tombs and Monuments 5

People 2

Ancient People

  • Hetepheres I (G 7000 X)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Wife of King Snefru, founder of Egypt’s Fourth Dynasty, and mother of King Khufu, builder of the Great Pyramid. Her burial was hidden in a secret chamber (labeled G 7000 X) nearly 90 feet underground, and contained beautiful pieces of gilded and inlaid wooden furniture, silver jewelry, and a large alabaster sarcophagus that was found to be mysteriously empty.

Modern People

  • George Andrew Reisner

    • Type Author
    • Nationality & Dates American, 1867–1942
    • Remarks Egyptologist, archaeologist; Referred to as "the doctor" and "mudir" (Arabic for "director") in the excavation records. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.